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a·ca·cia

 (ə-kā′shə)
n.
1. Any of various often spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia in the pea family, having alternate, bipinnately compound leaves or leaves represented by flattened leafstalks and heads or spikes of small flowers.
2. Any of several other plants in the pea family, especially of the genus Robinia.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek akakiā.]
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acacia

(əˈkeɪʃə)
n
1. (Plants) any shrub or tree of the tropical and subtropical leguminous genus Acacia, having compound or reduced leaves and small yellow or white flowers in dense inflorescences. Also called: acacia tree See also wattle14
2. (Plants) false acacia another name for locust2, locust3
3. (Plants) gum acacia another name for gum arabic
[C16: from Latin, from Greek akakia, perhaps related to akē point]
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a•ca•cia

(əˈkeɪ ʃə)

n., pl. -cias.
1. a small tree or shrub of the genus Acacia, of the legume family, having clusters of small yellow flowers.
2. any of several other plants, as the locust tree.
[1535–45; < Latin < Greek akakía Egyptian thorn]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acaciaacacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
shittah, shittah tree - source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible; probably a species of genus Acacia
wattle - any of various Australasian trees yielding slender poles suitable for wattle
Acacia catechu, catechu, Jerusalem thorn - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
huisache, mimosa bush, scented wattle, sweet acacia, sweet wattle, Acacia farnesiana, cassie, flame tree - tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery
Acacia xanthophloea, fever tree - African tree supposed to mark healthful regions
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
gum acacia, gum arabic - gum from an acacia tree; used as a thickener (especially in candies and pharmaceuticals)
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Translations
akaasiaakasia

acacia

[əˈkeɪʃə] Nacacia f
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acacia

[əˈkeɪʃə] n (also acacia tree) → acacia m
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acacia

n (also acacia tree)Akazie f
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acacia

[əˈkeɪʃə] n (acacias or acacia (pl)) → acacia
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Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan visits Oud Al Raha in Um Gafa, an Acacia tree under which the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan rested during his visit to Al Ain in 1978.
Carved in different materials such as oak, lime wood and bronze, Meditation Tree is inspired by the characteristics of a peculiar type of Acacia tree growing by the banks of the Nile: the Haraz tree, indigenous to Sudan, with unique and inspirational characteristics.
DPWH-1 Information Officer Esperanza Tinaza said the Ilocos Sur-Abra road in Lungong, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur was closed to all types of vehicles due to a fallen acacia tree.
Her great grandmother Belay, she added, found the image underneath an acacia tree along Agusan River after a storm in 1918.
Surmounting the masterpiece of masonry is a sculptured acacia tree leaf.
I particularly liked the drawing of Etabo and the naughty goat, Keti, sitting in the acacia tree. There's plenty for more curious readers to investigate further and discuss as well.
Jibrell, who was born in 1947 to a nomadic pastoral- ist lifestyle in the northern Somali (then British Somal- iland) region of Sanaag, has felt a special affinity for the acacia tree since childhood.
The video shows an example of a symbiotic relationship between an Acacia Tree and the Acacia Ant.
Summary: "One acacia tree may cost up to Dh5,000 in the black market."
The material lacks a protein allergen found in the gum Arabic derived from the acacia tree, and it is free of undesirable terpenoid compounds present in US sources of the polysaccharide --the western larch tree.
"You can pour it into a tray and pull off a clear film of it after it's dried." What's more, it lacks a protein allergen found in the gum Arabic derived from the acacia tree, and it is free of undesirable terpenoid compounds present in domestic sources of the polysaccharide--notably the western larch tree.
On another occasion I walked with two mates to an Acacia tree that was situated on the river bank, and we knew was adjacent to a nesting colony of Carmine bee eaters.